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Yoga in a time of isolation… in Alberta

      From... Inga Norkute, Calgary Michelle Thiessen, Calgary Jill Sinnott, Calgary     INGA NORKUTE, Calgary AB - I think the absence of onsite classes will encourage students to develop their own home practice.  At least, as there…

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Memories of Ingelise Nherlan

    Ingelise Nherlan, a long time, dedicated student of Guruji’s passed from this life on March 15, 2020.  She fell in love with Iyengar yoga and was passionate in sharing this love through her teaching.  When Guruji asked Canada…

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Yoga in the Time of a Pandemic

Thoughts from Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Jennifer Zelmer  We’ve been navigating new territory over the last few weeks, leading the World Health Organization to describe COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11th. While as of now (morning of March 15th),…

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Studying with the spirit of Geetaji

I spent the month of December 2019 at the Iyengar Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. This was my third trip to Pune.  As sometimes happens at the Institute, regular classes were suspended to accommodate special sessions, in this case, for…

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Goraksasana using ropes

I like to practise this supported variation of Goraksasana. Reaching up the ropes helps me to sustain lift in my torso, and the wall gives me a reference for plugging in at the midline of my buttocks. - Niren Pandya,…

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Stephanie Tencer in Virabhadrasana I

Virabhadrasana I at an outside corner

I've always found this particular variation of Virabhadrasana I super-informative. I especially love how the wall helps me to understand the relative position of my pelvis and how the extra height under my front foot shifts substantially more weight into…

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